Sheik Makdum Mosque- The Oldest Mosque in the Philippines



ShareTweet Sheik Karim al Makdum Mosque found in Tubig Indangan, Simunul, Tawi-Tawi is the oldest mosque in the Philippines, declared a National Cultural Treasure and was visited by the late President Ferdinand Marcos himself in 1965 to install a historic marker on it’s wall. Built by an Arab trader Sheik Makdum Karim himself on 1380. The original pillars of the old mosque can still be found inside the new building. According to the story, they tried to move or cut the foundation when they are renovating it but it can’t be moved or cut. The guide even pointed at the axe […]

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